Dynamic Duos color challenge

This week’s color challenge at the Dynamic Duos is Black and More Mustard with a dessert option of dry embossing.


So I pulled out my black and More Mustard (which is an orangish-yellow) and even though we are nearing spring, I could only see Halloween with these colors so I made a Halloween card. (I’m anxious to see what the design team and others make with these colors as I never look at what others make until after I have submitted my card.  I’d be too tempted to copy so I wait until I’ve submitted my card.)

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Items you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Basic Black and Whisper White
  • The Paper Studios spider web embossing folder
  • Stamps:  Greeting Card Kids and Halloween spider stamp (not Stampin’ Up)
  • Ink:  VersaMark, Black Staz-on, More Mustard, and Staz-On Cotton White
  • Black embossing powder (Stampin’ Up)
  • Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or similar machine
  • Ribbon:  just some black/white ribbon from my stash.
  • Perfect Layers tool
  • Watercolor brush
  • Sticky strip 1/8″
  • Adhesive
  • Dimensionals

Assembling the Card: 

  1. Using the Basic Black card stock  form a 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card.  I then ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug using the Paper Studios spider web embossing folder.
  2. I used Cotton White Staz-On ink to highlight the spider webs by just rubbing the ink pad lightly across the embossed image.
  3. The Greeting Card Kids stamp set is perfect for this Halloween card and I stamped it in VersaMark and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.
  4. Using More Mustard ink and the water color brush, I colored in the pumpkin then set aside to dry while assembling the rest of the card.
  5. Stamp spiders randomly on a piece of Whisper White card stock that measures 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  6. I used 1/8″ sticky strip to adhere the ribbon to this panel on the top and the bottom.  I attached to the front of the card.
  7. Using the Perfect Layers tool, I created a 1/4″ border around the little girl image and attached to the card front using dimensionals.
  8. I tied a small bow and attached it to the upper left corner of the stamped image and placed a matching candy dot in the center of the bow.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card.  Happy St. Patrick’s day!


3 thoughts on “Dynamic Duos color challenge

  1. Pingback: Dynamic Duos color challenge | [Kathy Trahan] Cards and Scrapbook pages

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